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Nasarawa: Blocking waterways causes flood, NASEMA cautions residents

Several houses were submerged and the Antou bridge in Keffi was washed away.

• August 2, 2021
Flood in Nasarawa
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Residents of Nasarawa State have been asked to desist from disposing off refuse and erecting structures on the waterways, to avoid flooding.

The executive secretary of the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), Zakaria Allumaga, gave the advice on Monday while inspecting areas affected by the July 28 flooding in Keffi.

“We are here to assess the level of destruction caused by flood and we will report to the state government what we have seen for necessary action.

“I want to advise residents against erecting structures on waterways.

“This is in their interest and for the overall development of the state,” he said.

The executive secretary also sympathised with the Keffi emirate council and the people over the unfortunate incident.

Several houses were submerged and the Antou bridge in Keffi was washed away on July 28 by flood following torrential rainfall in the area. 

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